Savannah Technical College names executive boardroom in memory of J. Richard Henry, Jr.

J. Richard Henry Portrait by Sandra Colquitt

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College unveiled the naming of its executive boardroom in memory of J. Richard Henry, Jr., today. Henry, who passed away in January 2015, was a long-time treasurer of the Savannah Technical College Foundation.

“Richard’s tireless efforts for nearly 20 years as a member of the board helped to shape the Foundation into the organization it has become,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “He was an accountant by training and practice – a courageous, dedicated, leader who gave of his time and expertise to see that the Foundation was on solid footing through its early years and was proud of its growth and evolution.”

Henry was a founding partner of Holland, Henry and Bromley, LLP. His colleagues have established the Richard Henry Accounting Scholarship in his memory for STC Accounting students who have completed 20 hours of study with a 3.0 GPA in the associate degree program. Preference will be given to a student who is active in the community as a volunteer. The first award will be made during the 2015-16 academic year.

He was born in Swainsboro, Ga., on March 21, 1958 and later moved with his family to Statesboro, where he attended school, graduating from Statesboro High School in 1976. He attended Georgia Southern University, graduating with a BBA in accounting. In recent years, he served as a member of the GSU School of Accountancy Advisory Board among his many volunteer affiliations.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a longtime member of the Dorchester Shooting Preserve. A posthumous portrait of Henry, based on photographs provided by the family, was painted for the boardroom by local artist Sandra Colquitt.


#1608 | August 7, 2015

Richard Henry Accounting Scholarship Contact: Gail Eubanks
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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